Decoupage Easter Eggs

from week ending March 29, 1998

Design and Instructions by Diana Trupiano

This is a project so easy, it's perfect for the whole family. (Even grown-ups can do it!) I have done this project with children as young as 3.

Supplies:

plastic eggs, any size

assorted tissue paper, varying prints and colors

Aleene's Instant Decoupage Glue, Gloss Finish

flat paint brushes

scissors

fine sand paper

Instructions:

1) Sand surface of eggs slightly to help adhesion.

2) Tear or cut tissue paper into small pieces, approximately 1/2" to 3/4".

3) Working a small area at a time, apply glue to egg with brush. Place piece of tissue paper on glue and smooth out wrinkles. Put a coat of glue over the top.

4) Repeat step 3 until entire surface of egg is covered. Set egg aside to dry. Don't worry about the milky appearance of the glue when wet. It dries quickly, and completely clear.

5) *Optional* If desired, once completely dry, the eggs can be cut open at the seam. I use an exacto knife for this. Of course, this is NOT a step for the children.

There are additional ways to enhance this method of egg decorating. You can sprinkle extra fine glitter onto the eggs, or use a gold or silver paint pen to outline flowers or other patterns in the tissue designs. How many ways can you think of to enhance these eggs?

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